Eco-friendly interior designer Danny Seo, 34, recently launched a line of sustainable home products -- quick-drying towels, plush bath mats, silky soft bedding -- that's sold nationwide in stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods.
The go-to green guy for celebs like Kerry Washington, Amy Smart and Emmanuelle Chriqui recently penned his seventh book Upcycling, which showcases his "MacGyver-meets-HGTV" approach towards crafting that takes everyday items and transforms them into gorgeous new things for the home.
He spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his favorite places to shop in Los Angeles.
Vintageweave Interiors "This is my go-to place whenever I'm re-doing a client's home or styling a photo shoot. Owner Kathleen Delgado mixes hard-to-find French antiques with new accessories; lots of repurposed items are to be found like vintage suitcases made into dog beds. Fine art photography on the walls is from actor Scott Caan and the chances of running into Sharon Osbourne are just about 1:1. She j'adores the shop." 7928 West Third, Los Angeles 90048
Inheritance "Think Anthropologie decor for guys -- so no bird emblazoned tea cups or boho gem encrusted chandeliers here. I believe every home needs a few "weird" pieces to keep it interesting; a lamp made from gnarly driftwood, a vintage chair painted glossy orange, a pouf side table made from old sake barrels. Inheritance mixes the improbably perfectly: taxidermy with flatware on top of antique barstools with worn boxing gloves on the side, all styled perfectly and somehow seducing you to bring 'em all home." 8055 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Matteo Bedding "It's worth the trek to downtown L.A. to check-out this Los Angeles-made, pure Americana line of luxe bedding. You won't find super ornate, shiny bedding here. Instead, founder Matthew Lenoci created Matteo to fill a void for simple, well-made bedding with the best fabrics. I'm talking tea-stained florals, blue-and-white ticking and crisp white sheets Ralph Lauren wishes he designed. Insider tip: become friends with Matteo and sign up to be notified of their periodic sample sales." 917 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Environment Furniture "Eco-friendly style used to be an oxymoron, especially in home decor. Environment Furniture erases that misconception with simple, upcycled pieces. The Pacficia Sofa is a fave, made from repurposed Army tent fabric and so is the Beam Bench, simply designed with 100-year-old planks of wood." 8126 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048